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Man appeals for information about brother's death

The brother of a man who was found dead on Perranporth beach is appealing for any new information about his brother's death. Alan Jeal was found naked on the beach at the end of february. The 64 year old was last seen in Truro.

His brother Derek Jeal says it was out of character for him travel that far west. Devon & Cornwall Police have put together this video appeal from Mr Jeal.

Report on suspicious death at Perranporth

by Kathy Wardle

Police have released more CCTV footage of a man found dead on a beach at Perranporth. Officers investigating the death of Alan Jeal want to trace three people seen with him at a bus stop in Truro the night before he died.

Detectives are investigating whether the 64 year old from Wadebridge was murdered. They say multiple injuries were found on his body which are inconsistent with drowning and can't be easily explained.


Police search for three people pictured with Alan Jeal

Alan Jeal at the bus stop (second from right), with the three people. Credit: Devon & Cornwall Police

New CCTV images have been released of a man who was found dead on Perranporth Beach in Cornwall last month.

64-year-old Alan Jeal was last seen in Truro the night before his death on 25 February 2014. Police want to speak to three people who stood at this bus stop with him. They are treating his death as a murder investigation.

New picture of dead man's bag

Police have released a new image of a backpack carried by Alan Jeal.

The body of the 64 year old from Wadebridge was found on Perranporth beach on January 24th.

Police are still trying to find out how he died and are appealing for anyone with information to get in touch.

This backpack was carried by Alan Jeal who's naked body was found on Perranporth Beach. Credit: Devon & Cornwall Police


New appeal following Perranporth death

Alan Jeal Credit: artist's impression

Police investigating the suspicious death of Alan Jeal are focusing on CCTV footage to trace his last movements on Monday 24 February, the day before his body was found on Perranporth Beach.

Detectives have released a map and a series of CCTV images showing a man, believed to be Alan, in Truro city centre that evening.

The figure on the right is thought to be Alan Jeal Credit: Devon & Cornwall Police

It is believed that Alan got the number 594 bus from Wadebridge to the Lemon Quay area of Truro, arriving at the bus station at 6.14pm. He was seen walking towards the public toilets at The Leats, and was last seen at 6.36pm in Boscawen Street.

Officers are trying to find out where the 64-year-old from Wadebridge went after that, and how he got to Perranporth.

Family of Perranporth victim "desperate for answers"

The family of a man whose naked body was washed up on a Cornish beach say they're desperate for answers about his death.

Alan Jeal from Wadebridge was discovered by a dog walker nearly a fortnight ago at Perranporth.

Today his family issued a statement saying they're shocked and deeply saddened. Police say Mr Jeal may have been murdered.

Our Cornwall Correspondent Steve Hardy reports.

Neighbour of man found dead at Perranporth shocked

A neighbour of the man whose body was found on a Cornish beach nearly 2 weeks ago has told ITV West Country she was shocked when she heard of his death. Alan Jeal from Wadebridge was found by a dog walker on the beach at Perranporth.

Police believe he may have been murdered after a post mortem revealed suspicious wounds. Emma Harris, who was a neighbour of Mr Jeal says "he was a sweet, kind man who kept himself to himself".

Police trace man's last movements after body found at Perranporth

Police today said the CCTV footage of a man who may have been murdered was taken the day before his body was found on a beach in Perranporth.

Alan Jeal from Wadebridge was discovered by a dog walker on February 25th. At a news conference today the police said Mr Jeal lived alone in a flat.They are appealing for the public to help them trace his last movements.

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